In response to the many inquiries we receive about the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), we have created this page to share practical information with as many of you as possible. Please, check this section often as we keep adding and updating information. For specific questions about FSMA you still need answered, please contact FDA directly through their Technical Assistance Network (TAN).
FSMA News and Updates
FDA Publishes New Web Page and Timeline with Key FSMA Compliance Dates
FDA releases online training module for FSMA Sanitary Transportation Rule
10 October 2017
FDA has created a free online training module to help meet the requirements of the FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule (Sanitary Transportation Rule). This FDA module can be offered to operations personnel as a means of satisfying the training requirements of the Sanitary Transportation Rule or to compliment other training. Individuals who complete the online module will be able to generate a certificate of completion from the website.
FDA proposes extension of compliance dates for Produce Safety Rule
15 September 2017
The FDA issued a proposed rule that, if finalized, would extend the compliance dates for the agricultural water requirements of the Produce Safety Rule by an additional two to four years (for produce other than sprouts). The proposed extension will give FDA time to take another look at the water standards to ensure that they are feasible for farmers in all regions of the country. The new proposed compliance date for large farms is January 26, 2022. Small farms would have until January 26, 2023 and very small farms would have until January 26, 2024. The proposed rule is open for public comment until November 13th.
Seafood HACCP and FSMA: Guidance for Industry
16 August 2017
If you are a food producer covered by FDA’s regulations for seafood HACCP, FDA has published this guidance document to help you understand which parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) apply to you and how the FSMA rules may affect your operations.